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unable to find iptable service

Hi Am trying to check the service of iptables using

Code:
/etc/init.d/iptables status

but I am not even getting this file.

Code:
[root@macaw etc]# /etc/init.d/iptables status
-bash: /etc/init.d/iptables: No such file or directory
[root@macaw etc]#


I tried to check whether iptables rpm is installed or not, and it is installed on the machine

Code:
[root@macaw etc]# rpm -qa | grep iptable
iptables-1.4.7-3.el6.x86_64
iptables-devel-1.4.7-3.el6.x86_64
iptables-ipv6-1.4.7-3.el6.x86_64
[root@macaw etc]#

Please help me to solve this issue.

I am using RHEL 6 Linux version

Thanks in advance

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Last edited by pludi; 09-29-2011 at 05:58 AM..
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however i didnt upgrade to RHEL6 yet , but i think you can search for it using :

Code:
updatedb
locate iptables

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That's because iptables isn't a daemon. The init scripts are there to install the rules on boot, and clear (and maybe save) the rules when shutting down. Which rules are active can be seen by running iptables -L as root.
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